Nanoscience News

01/22/2018

Small But Fast: A Miniaturized Origami-Inspired Robot Combines Micrometer Precision with High Speed

The millimeter-scale robot opens new avenues for microsurgery,  microassembly   and  micromanipulation.

01/16/2018

Majoranas on the Rise

By using new manufacturing methods, researchers have successfully observed Majoranas in significantly improved conditions. ​​

01/15/2018

Physicists Build Muscle for Shape-Changing, Cell-Sized Robots

These microscale machines could become a powerful platform for robotics at the size scale of biological microorganisms.​

01/11/2018

High-resolution X-ray Gratings Enable State-of-the-Art Spectrometer

Tech will enable future x-ray missions to detect high-energy astrophysical sources such as black hole winds and hot gas in the cosmic web.​

01/03/2018

Scientists Explore Quantum Properties in the Two-Dimensional Limit

TU Delft investigated thin slices of SrIrO3, a material that belongs to the family of complex oxides.​

12/20/2017

Two Holograms in One Surface

Nanoscale silicon posts can reflect light differently depending on the angle of incoming light

12/11/2017

Cornell Collaboration Reports Unique Property of Bilayer Graphene

The group reports remarkably clear observations of excitons – electrically neutral quasiparticles – in bilayer graphene.

12/11/2017

Artificial Muscles Give Soft Robots Superpowers

Origami-inspired muscles are both soft and strong, and can be made for less than $1

12/11/2017

Group Maps Atomic Shifts in Charge-Ordered Manganite

New approach to characterizing and understanding exotic charge-ordered phases in which electrons are ordered into periodic patterns.

12/11/2017

Cornell Team Devises Rapid Test for Vitamin A, Iron Deficits

The small, portable diagnostic system about the size of a lunchbox contains a blood sample test strip, like those used by diabetics.

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